software is software designed to automate, and simplify the backup and
restore process. Freeware, shareware, and commercial backup software
packages are available online. Some of this software is designed to help
desktop PC users back up their important data to floppy disks or to CD-R
and CD-RW disks. Other types of software are specifically designed for
backing up data on servers and networks. When reviewing backup software,
be sure that the package supports both your space requirements and your
type of storage device. Secondary requirements include factors such as
specific features, ease of use, and cost. The article "Windows
Backup Guide" at the Argentum website may aid in deciding what is
important to backup and how to get started.
General Information Backup
software not only needs to be easy to use and reliable, but it also must
meet your backup requirements. For example, are you going to back up
certain files, or the entire contents of your hard drive? Do you want your
backup software to automatically update your backups, or do you want to do
it manually? Does the backup software verify your backup data integrity
without having to run a restore? What type of storage do you want to use
for your backups--CDs, floppy disks, ZIP disks, or tape? The answers to
these questions can be found at the Backup-4-all
website. For comparisons of the strengths and weaknesses of many backup software
packages, visit a Web site like Epinion.com.
At this site, and sites like it, there are reviews, ratings, and prices
for backup software currently on the market. These two sites also contain
links to manufacturers’ home pages as well as readers’ opinions of
Shopping for Backup
Software Many large software retailers sell backup software for a
variety of systems and needs. Technical specifications, product
information, and links to the manufacturers’ home pages are common
resources found at these sites. A large variety of backup software can be
found at Amazon.com.
directory page also provides similar resources. Another site that
specialize in providing information about backup software is Computeruniverse.net.
Additional Links There
is a lot of free and effective backup software available for
download on the Internet. Visit the site www.freestuffer.com
to view a list of free, downloadable backup software, complete with
detailed descriptions of each product. Another resource for free backup
software is www.dirfile.com/freeware/.
Here you can both read about, and download, free backup utilities.
Look for free downloads of backup software for Unix and Linux computers at